Size: 3600 Sq Ft
Plot: 2 acres
Location: Watermill, NY
Contractor: Blair Dibble Builder
Harmonious and balanced house renovation
This charming old farmhouse with a stone foundation dates from the early 1800s. Set on a vast 2 acre plot surrounded by apple orchards, it enjoys a distant ocean view and constant refreshing breezes.
Over the years, a number of piecemeal additions had been made to the original house, some of which were not up to standard. The house's owner had lived in it for many years and loved its farmhouse character. Although the house had to be modernized to meet current standards, she wanted a seamless addition to preserve the rustic farmhouse look.
A key objective for Pamela Glazer in the design of the addition was to achieve a more harmonious and balanced appearance, so that it appeared as though it had been built in this manner from the beginning.
Sympathetic building materials
Glazer made excellent use of materials that were sympathetic to those that were used historically for the original house, such as cedar shingles that would gain a silver patina over time.
The addition to the house included a master bedroom on the second floor, which had a bathroom en suite as well as a walk-in closet. Also off the master bedroom is a wrap-around deck that leads out to one of the most stunning views in the house.
The owners often entertain large gatherings of people, and a large welcoming hardwood deck was created off the first floor of the house in order to enable this with ease.